Innovative Joint Program in Computational Precision Health at UC Berkeley and UCSF Aims to Improve Quality and Equity of Health Care

The University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco, today jointly launched a new, one-of-a-kind program in computational precision health, a significant step toward advancing this new field and, ultimately, improving the quality and equity of health care.

UC Berkeley Showcases Plans for CDSS’ Future Home in New Video

UC Berkeley is 80 percent of the way to its $6 billion Light the Way Campaign fundraising goal, part of which includes the construction of a new building that will house the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society.

Berkeley Professor, AI Expert Stuart Russell Named 2021 BBC Reith Lecturer

Stuart Russell, a UC Berkeley computer scientist known for his work in artificial intelligence, has been named the 2021 BBC Reith Lecturer. The lecture is an annual honor bestowed by the BBC since 1948 upon some of the smartest modern experts, who then speak on important public issues.

Berkeley’s Data Science Program Aims for Community College Transfers’ Success

Almost as soon as Elda Pere saw the term “data science” in UC Berkeley’s online course catalog, she knew it would be her career. In joining this field, Pere could combine her associates degree in mathematics with her passion for storytelling.

Statistics Faculty Play Key Role in Classifying Cells in Massive NIH Study of Brain Neural Networks

Five years of research to classify and characterize as many as 116 types of cells that control movement has led to the Oct. 6 publication of 17 new articles covering 136 pages in Nature.

Berkeley Data Science Students Help Uncover How Flaubert Honed “Madame Bovary”

When Gustave Flaubert published his groundbreaking “Madame Bovary” as a serialized novel in “Revue de Paris” in 1856, the story stirred up more than outrage and charges of obscenity against the author and publisher. It introduced a more realistic, less romantic approach to Western fiction and is now known as the first modernist novel.

California’s Eviction Moratorium is Ending. In a Q&A, Tim Thomas Says Data Science Has a Crucial Role in What Comes Next.

California's eviction moratorium ends September 30. The state says landlords must apply for rental assistance before evicting tenants and some local governments are offering more support for residents. But housing advocates and others are worried about what will happen next.

Kathy Yelick Named as Next UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Research

Kathy Yelick, executive associate dean for UC Berkeley’s Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), will be the university’s next vice chancellor for research, Chancellor Carol Christ announced today.

Berkeley Students’ Data-Driven Project Wins Big Ideas Grand Prize

A team of UC Berkeley students and graduates won a $10,000 grand prize in a University of California systemwide competition this week for their data-driven project, Blackbook University.

Alan Liang: Helping Build Data Science Education from the Ground Up

When Alan Liang applied for a job as an undergraduate student assistant at UC Berkeley in December 2017, the last thing on his mind was helping launch a nationwide revolution in teaching data science at colleges and universities.